Even though there were some voices saying that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is selling below expectations and the the Koreans will launch the Galaxy S5 earlier in order to boost the sales, JK Shin’s announcement has all these rumors to rest: over 40 million Samsung Galaxy S4 units were sold world wide.
The same Samsung representative has also revealed, unofficially, that 20 million Galaxy S4 units were sold in the first two months after the launch. In order to reach the same performance, the Galaxy S3 needed 100 days.
It’s possible that Samsung expected higher sales figures for the Samsung Galaxy S4, but 40 million units sold after just six months on the market is a really good performance. In contrast, the Galaxy S3 managed to sell 30 million units in half a year, so that’s a gain of 10 million, which is pretty impressive considering that the Xperia Z and the HTC One were really strong competitors.
In an interview for the Korean media JK Shin also announced that things are still going fairly strong for the Galaxy S4, despite the iPhone 5S launch.
As a reminder, the Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a 5-inch full HD Super AMOED display, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32/64 GB of internal storage and support for microSD cards. The flagship smartphone developed by the Korean company also comes with a feature-packed 13 MP camera with autofocus, LED flash, image stabilization, HDR, and 1080p@30fps video recording support.
As you probably know Samsung is selling two Galaxy S4 market dependent variants: the I9500, powered by an octo-core Exynos 5 Octa chipset with four 1.6 GHz Cortex A9 cores, four low-power 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 cores and PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU, and the I9505, with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset packing quad-core 1.9 GHz Krait 300 CPU and Adreno 320 GPU.
In terms of connectivity the Galaxy S4 brings WiFi, LTE, NFC, IR blaster, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, and microUSB 2.0.